FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 13, 2021
Melissa Watts | Melissa.Watts@flhealth.gov
PASCO COUNTY OPENS VACCINATION APPOINTMENT PORTAL TO RESIDENTS AGE 65 AND OLDER
PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – Pasco County Government, in support of the Florida Department of Health in Pasco County (DOH-Pasco), has contracted with CDR Maguire: Health & Medical (CDR Maguire), one of the state’s leading COVID-19 testing companies, to provide vaccination scheduling through their CDR HealthPro™ patient portal software.
This week, DOH-Pasco has allocated 500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to be administered at Saint Leo University located at 33701 State Road 52 in St. Leo on Friday, Jan. 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (To get to the drive-thru vaccination site, enter at the university’s main entrance located at the traffic light on State Road 52 and Palm Boulevard. Enter the traffic circle and make the first right. Follow the directional signs.)
If a resident, age 65 or older, would like to schedule an appointment for the first dose of the vaccine, the patient portal will go live to book appointments, tomorrow at 2:00 p.m.
Appointments can be scheduled:
Online by CDR HealthPro™ portal at patientportalfl.com
By phone at (844) 770-8548. (If you call and the appointments are full, you will be told to go online and pre-register for future appointments or call back when appointments are available.)
DOH-Pasco has a waitlist of approximately 250 people. Those who have pre-registered will receive an email with information on how to book their appointments when the portal opens. They should check their email and spam or junk folders for an email from CDR Maguire. The remaining 250 or so appointments will be available for general booking on Wednesday, Jan. 13. at 2:00 p.m. when the portal goes live.
If pre-registered residents have not made their appointment by 5:00 p.m. tomorrow, the slots will be made available for general booking. If a resident is attempting to book an appointment tomorrow after 2:00 p.m. but finds that all slots have been filled, they are encouraged to go back at 5:00 p.m. to try again.
Appointments are mandatory to get the first of two vaccine injections.
Pasco County expects to receive allocations of vaccine from the state as it is made available. Vaccination appointments will be provided to the public based on the vaccine supply allocation received. Limited availability of vaccines is anticipated over the next several weeks.
About the Florida Department of Health
The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.
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About Saint Leo University
Saint Leo University is one of the largest Catholic universities in the nation, offering 57 undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs to more than 18,200 students each year. Founded in 1889 by Benedictine monks, the private, nonprofit university is known for providing a values-based education to learners of all backgrounds and ages in the liberal arts tradition. Saint Leo is regionally accredited and offers a residential campus in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, 16 education centers in five states, and an online program for students anywhere. The university is home to more than 98,000 alumni. Learn more at saintleo.edu.
More about CDR Maguire: Health & Medical
CDR Maguire’s healthcare team has been providing PCR, Antibody and Antigen COVID-19 test kits, laboratory services, test site logistics and management, and medical supplies and PPE, to state and local governments since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. CDR Maguire’s proprietary software, CDR HealthPro™, is designed to collect and keep track of patient data integrating all patient, county, state, and federal needs into one streamlined portal.